Final update, Measure J results


These are the final results, posted this afternoon by the Los Angeles County Registrar. Measure J needed two-thirds approval, leaving it .56 percent short of passage.

In terms of actual votes, Measure J is a little more than 14,000 votes behind what it needed to pass. As we noted the other day, turnout was less in 2012 than in 2008 when Measure R was approved with 67.9 percent of the vote.

In 2008, a total of 3,001,783 votes were cast in the Measure R election. The final numbers this year show that 2,863,951 votes were cast for or against Measure J.

At the polls, Measure J received 64.72 percent of the vote.  Among just the late absentee and provisional ballots, J got roughly 70 percent of the vote.

Here is the Registrar’s news release:

November 6, 2012 Presidential General Election FINAL BALLOT COUNT RESULTS

Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean C. Logan announced the following Final Election Results as of today, December 2, 2012.

Today’s update included 35,565 additional precinct ballots. This brings the total ballots cast to 3,236,704, which accounts for a 70.46% voter turnout. For vote totals on specific contests, please visit

Certification of the Nov. 6, 2012 General Election is scheduled to be reported to the California Secretary of State on Tuesday December 4, 2012.

The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair, accessible and transparent manner. For more information, visit


Measure J results by map and by spreadsheet

The Source ponders Measure J’s loss at the polls

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5 replies

  1. The rest of us just received an early Christmas present with Democrats securing supermajorities in both chambers of the State Legislature. The 2/3 voter approval threshold for bond measures will soon be a thing of the past.

  2. We can only hope the 2/3rds requirement will go away. It’s built into the constitution so most likely we will have to see it go on the ballot before the voters for approval from what I’ve read. Let’s keep bringing back this Measure until this passes.